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Encouraging innovation and technical talent – my European swansong

Read the full article on Lib Dem Voice, here: https://www.libdemvoice.org/my-european-swan-song-encouraging-innovation-and-technological-talent-64801.html Today, my work in Europe is nearly complete. The European Parliament committee gave its final vote in favour of an “opinion” for which I was responsible before the UK’s MEPs’ untimely exit from Brussels. I was working with advisers assessing amendments from all parties until … Continue reading Encouraging innovation and technical talent – my European swansong

Exceptional coronavirus support measures of benefit to EU regions

Just published: You may be interested to see the latest Background Briefing from the European Parliamentary Research Service, regarding support for and the situation in member states (excluding UK). Published 20th May 2020. Be warned, this is proper background, not sexy political communications. "The measures introduced have the scope to provide local and regional authorities … Continue reading Exceptional coronavirus support measures of benefit to EU regions

Covid-19 – Relationships in isolation

Advice for families, couples and singletons in isolation from Jane Ridley, former Senior Therapist at the Relationship Therapy Clinic at The Maudsley Hospital in London. Practical advice for managing time and the importance of a list of positive-things-to-do for everyone in the house. Also, what to do when anger break out and why Jane does not believe in apologies ...

MEP Life 24- Goodbye to Strasbourg

With my time as an MEP coming to an end there will be many ‘lasts’. Last encounters with fantastic European colleagues; last committee meetings; and, as was the case this week, last visits to the official seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg. I’ve explained in previous versions of MEPLife that this is where we have … Continue reading MEP Life 24- Goodbye to Strasbourg

EPLife- A view from Judith’s UK team in Brussels

Hello, Felix here from Judith’s UK team! Recently I had the chance to join Judith’s Brussels office team for a week. I thought I’d take over her blog this week and fill you in on some of the things I got up to! To begin with, the European Parliament is a pretty remarkable place. If … Continue reading EPLife- A view from Judith’s UK team in Brussels

South East MEP urges Cypriot Minister of Justice to review case of British Teenager;

Letter to George Saviddes Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for South East England, has written to the Cypriot Minister of Justice and Public Order, George L. Savvides, in relation to the case of the British teenager who was recently convicted of 'public mischief'. The letter, which has been co-signed by a number of her colleagues … Continue reading South East MEP urges Cypriot Minister of Justice to review case of British Teenager;

SOUTH EAST MEP CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT DECISION TO SCRAP FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

Judith Bunting, MEP for South East England and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education in Europe, has condemned the UK government after it voted to end UK access to EU education and training funding after Brexit. New Clause 10 was an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill tabled by national Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Layla … Continue reading SOUTH EAST MEP CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT DECISION TO SCRAP FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

Best wishes at the end of an eventful 2019

A quick festive message to say: THANK YOU to all of you for following my journey this year and to everyone who has worked so hard to try and halt Brexit over the past few, weeks, months and years. The result of this month's General Election is sad and frustrating. It does not bear true witness to the … Continue reading Best wishes at the end of an eventful 2019

Apprentices, Erasmus and Innovation – TES Article

When I first took office and became the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education in the European Parliament one thing I spotted was a tremendous opportunity to help raise awareness of educational opportunities available in the EU as part of the Erasmus+ Programme. Erasmus traditionally has been a platform through which university students can study in … Continue reading Apprentices, Erasmus and Innovation – TES Article